What Happens When Nothing Happens

What Happens When Nothing Happens

Boredom and Everyday Life in Contemporary Comics
Greice Schneider

Boredom and melancholy in the experience of reading
Contemporary graphic novels show an interesting shift from the extraordinary to the ordinary in slice-of-life stories in which nothing happens. Present-day graphic accounts are inhabited by melancholic characters whining about the lack of meaning in life. This book examines this intriguing transition and brings a historical, aesthetical and narratological approach to comics in which boredom is not only a topic, but also awakens a deliberate affective response in the very experience of reading. This volume brings together close readings of work by Lewis Trondheim, Chris Ware and Adrian Tomine.

With a foreword by Raphäel Baroni (University of Lausanne).

Titre What Happens When Nothing Happens
Sous-titre Boredom and Everyday Life in Contemporary Comics
Édition Première édition
Auteur Greice Schneider
Langue anglais
Éditeur Leuven University Press
BISAC Classifications thématiques CGN000000 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
BIC Classifications thématiques DSB Literary studies: general
Dewey (abrégé) 800-899 Literature
CLIL (Version 2013 ) 3772 Bandes dessinées
3786 Comics
Date de première publication du titre 02 novembre 2016
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Classification thématique Thema: XAD      93 Classification thématique Thema: XAK
Avec Bibliographie
Support Livre broché
Nb de pages 222 p. Bibliographie .
ISBN-10 9462700737
ISBN-13 9789462700734
Référence 120398-83
Date de publication 02 novembre 2016
Nombre de pages de contenu principal 222
Format 17 x 23 x 1,5 cm
Poids 596 gr
Prix 55,00 €




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